I’ve been busy working on lots of new things during my winter break. It’s kind of nice to have some time off to work on things I’ve been keeping in the back of my mind.
The last day before break, I took my classes to the lab and we did the Joyeux Noel breakout (freebie – here). It was the first time that they’ve done a breakout. At first some of them were really confused, but once they got the hang of it they got really invested in finding the answers. I had students who never talked to each other before working closely as teammates. It was definitely a love/hate thing – I had several students tell me they loved the activity but they hated me for making them think – and WANT to think so much – on the last day before break!
Anyway, I’ve made a couple of new French-themed Escape room games: one for Paris and one for France. These can be used with students who barely speak French – or those who are quite advanced. For the English version, clicking on the items will take them automatically to the English version of the sites. For the French version, you can insist that they use the French version of the site when available. Some of the sites are offical websites for the monuments, so they will have a French vesion.